Senior Services, Inc.
Meeting the needs of Older Adults and the Disabled in Southwest Michigan

Giving Opportunities

There are many ways you can support Senior Services of Southwest Michigan, many ways your gift will make a positive change in the lives of the thousands of older adults we serve. Listed below are several kinds of gift opportunities.


Annual Giving.
Gifts can be made to Senior Services, Inc. any time during the year. If you have a specific program that is dear to your heart, your gift may be “restricted “for support of that program. While we will gladly accept restricted gifts, we often encourage donors to leave their gift “unrestricted” which allows them to support other programs that are equally important, but perhaps not as well known.


Cash Gifts. An ‘open’ or ‘unrestrictive gift’ allow us to place it in the area of greatest need. A ‘restricted gift’ is earmarked to a particular program (such as Meals On Wheels).We also accept stock and bonds                                                                  

In-Kind Gifts. Items such as property, vehicles and other non-cash gifts are converted to cash, unless used by the agency, and the assets allocated per your wishes. Items such as yarn are given to our Helping Hands knitting group that donates knitted goods to people in need in our community.       


Endowment Giving. Anyone can make a contribution to any of our six funds held at the Kalamazoo Community Foundation.  We have traditionally limited withdrawals only to the interest earned or investment growth, thereby never depleting the fund principles. In this way, your gift endures into the future.


Funds include:

  • Senior Services, Inc. Endowment Fund

  • Senior Services Inc. Operational Fund

  • Senior Services Inc. Robert W. Littke Kitchen Fund

  • Senior Services Inc.  

  • Helen Coover and Joseph J Dunnigan Emergency Endowment Fund

  • The Robert W. Littke Endowment Fund for Senior Services, Inc.

  • The Residents of the Fountains at Bronson Place Senior Assistance Fund.

Planned (Estate) Giving. You can leave a legacy in your name through an estate gift of any size whether it’s hundreds of dollars or many thousands.  The simplest way is to designate Senior Services or one of its endowments, as beneficiary in your will or trust, listing a specific gift amount or a percentage of your estate. Other planned gifts, called ‘charitable gift annuities’, can provide you or another beneficiary, with an income from Senior Services as a result of your gift.


WHY Senior Services?  

For over 50 years Senior Services has been a trusted, dependable and caring organization dedicated to helping older adults stay independent in their home for as long as possible. Over the years we have been able to expand our services and serve more people, because of generous people who believe in our organization. 


Just ask Scott and Mary Aldrich.  “We donate to Senior Services both financially and through volunteering because we believe it is one of the most effective non-profits that make a difference in the Kalamazoo Community”.


“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; that is to have succeeded.” Ralph Waldo Emerson





Donor Privacy - Per Senior Services Fund Development Policy, any information supplied to Senior Services, Inc. by donors will be used solely to fulfill their donation and shall not be shared for any reason unless permission is granted by the donor to share such information. All requests to remain anonymous shall be honored. Senior Services does not sell or share donor lists. Donors who supply Senior Services with their postal address or email address may be contacted periodically for solicitation purposes and/or with information regarding upcoming events.  Donors may request to be permanently removed from Senior Services mailing list by contacting us via email, phone or postal mail. All requests to be removed from Senior Services mailing list shall be honored.


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